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Sun, May 24, 2015

Airborne 05.22.15: Falcon 5X Readies, Avidyne AD, LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2015

Also: Air Power Museum, ANN Could Use A Little Help From Its Friends, GE Honda, Mexican-Registry TBM 900, Legacy 500, BBJ Winglets, Wheels Up Order

The new Falcon 5X is getting closer to its first flight as Dassault announced they are planning a roll out on June 2nd. They say the 5X is expected to make its maiden flight this summer. The number one 5X was powered up for the first time at the end of August last year, and system and vibration ground testing began last fall. An Emergency Airworthiness Directive, AD 2015-10-51 has been issued to owners and operators of all aircraft that incorporate certain Avidyne Corporation Integrated Flight Displays. The AD references to specific part numbers and software releases for Model R9 ten-inch and Model R9 twelve-inch units. Join the ladies of LadiesLoveTaildraggers for their 6th annual fly-in May 29 through the 31st. This year they will be converging on the

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Sun, May 24, 2015

Why We Call It 'Memorial Day'

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13)

As we go about our business enjoying a holiday weekend, let us not forget what this is ALL about... that great men and women of unquestionable courage, character and patriotism don a uniform and prepare to defend all we love and care for. Most times, thank God, they come home to a grateful nation safe and sound. Other times, a horrible price is paid for what we are privileged to celebrate this weekend. God Bless All those called to serve and who answer that call with Courage...

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Sun, May 24, 2015

Winners Of Edward W. Stimpson, Dr. Harold S. Wood Scholarships Announced

Ohio, Wisconsin Students Receive $2,000 Scholarships

GAMA has announced the winners of two prestigious $2,000 scholarships awarded annually to recognize excellence among high school and university students pursuing aviation education.

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Sun, May 24, 2015

Boeing-Upgraded French AWACS Operational

Second Modernized Aircraft Delivered

Initial operating capability (IOC) of the modernized French Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet has been achieved with Boeing’s delivery of the second of four upgraded aircraft and completion of the operational tests and evaluations. The upgrade is part of a Foreign Military Sale between the French Defense Procurement and Technology Agency (Direction générale de l'armement – DGA) and the U.S. government.

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Sun, May 24, 2015

Realtors Finding It Easier To Get Drone Approval, Panel Says

But Caution Must Be Exercised During Use

The path for Realtors to follow to use drones as part of their work is easier than ever before, said the first Realtor to obtain a Section 333 exemption for that purpose, but they must be careful in how they use them.

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Sun, May 24, 2015

DuPage Airport Named 2015 Illinois Reliever Airport of the Year

Airport Recognized For Strengthening Capabilities To Accommodate Large BizJets Without State Or Federal Funding

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Division of Aeronautics has chosen DuPage Airport as the 2015 Illinois Reliever Airport of the Year. The award, which is presented to an airport serving general and corporate aviation needs in a large metropolitan area like Chicago, comes on the heels of the successful completion of DuPage’s $11.4 million project to widen and rehabilitate its primary runway – the second longest runway in Chicagoland.

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Sun, May 24, 2015

Textron Aviation Strengthens Service Network For European Operators

Increasing Parts Inventory For All Aircraft At Dusseldorf Distribution Center

Textron Aviation has reiterated its continued investments and ongoing momentum in the company’s service organization since the debut of the division.

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Sun, May 24, 2015

GE Aviation, Woodward Combine Fuel Systems Expertise For New Joint Venture

JV Awarded Fuel System For GE9X Engine Powering The New Boeing 777X

Woodward has announced a strategic 50/50 joint venture for fuel systems for GE's large commercial aircraft engine lines. The new joint venture will design, develop, source, supply and service the fuel system, including components from the fuel inlet up to the fuel nozzle, for the GE90, GEnx, GE9X and all future large commercial engines developed by GE Aviation. Woodward will be the preferred supplier to the joint venture.

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Sun, May 24, 2015

Water Retention Pond Near Boeing's SC Plant Has A Familiar Shape

But Engineers Say The 'Plane Pond' Is The Result Of Serendipity

It didn't start out to look like an airplane, but engineers building a water retention pond near Boeing's North Charleston, SC assembly facility said that when the unique features of the 20 acre stormwater runoff collection pond started looking like an airplane, they just went with it.

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Sun, May 24, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.24.15)

Aero Linx: The Order of Daedalians The Order of Daedalians honors, as its Founder Members, all WW I aviators who were commissioned as officers and rated as military pilots no later than the Armistice on 11 November 1918. It perpetuates their names as the first to fly our country's airplanes in time of war. The Order's membership of commissioned, warrant and flight officer military pilots and WASPs, with its worldwide network of Daedalian Flights and its comprehensive awards program, supports the military services and other aerospace activities...

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